Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 254 208
Rank change year-on-year +26 -46 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 402 375 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 1.21% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.18% 4.54% 5.24%
Number of salaries quoted 328 300 464
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.61%
10th Percentile £21,850 £23,950 £24,000
90th Percentile £78,250 £62,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% - -

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,754 8,269 10,490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.47% 26.70% 30.86%
Number of salaries quoted 5,932 6,658 8,472
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,001
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55% +0.00%

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +67 158 £50,000 +14.94% 12
Berkshire +54 109 £60,000 +20.00% 7
Surrey +20 96 £40,000 +6.67% 12
Hampshire -8 81 £40,000 - 13
West Sussex +12 52 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 36 £45,000 +16.88% 3
Kent +12 14 £33,750 +3.85% 3
Oxfordshire +16 13 £62,500 +38.89% 2
East Sussex 0 1 £42,500 -10.53%
M4 Corridor - 1 £75,000 -
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 402 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 295 (73.38%) Microsoft
3 250 (62.19%) Active Directory
4 242 (60.20%) Windows
5 174 (43.28%) Microsoft Azure
6 161 (40.05%) Office 365
7 158 (39.30%) VMware
8 157 (39.05%) ITIL
9 149 (37.06%) MCSA
10 132 (32.84%) Windows Server
11 92 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 87 (21.64%) Degree
13 85 (21.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 85 (21.14%) Cisco
14 84 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
15 80 (19.90%) Microsoft Office
16 77 (19.15%) Windows 10
17 73 (18.16%) Windows Server 2008
18 69 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
19 68 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
20 67 (16.67%) SQL
20 67 (16.67%) DNS
20 67 (16.67%) Firewall
20 67 (16.67%) Windows 7
21 66 (16.42%) MS Exchange
22 60 (14.93%) Network Security
23 59 (14.68%) Azure Active Directory
24 58 (14.43%) CCNA
25 55 (13.68%) MCITP
26 54 (13.43%) DHCP

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 66 (16.42%) MS Exchange
2 30 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (5.72%) SharePoint
5 18 (4.48%) IIS
6 14 (3.48%) Skype for Business
7 10 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 80 (19.90%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 174 (43.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 161 (40.05%) Office 365
3 69 (17.16%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (14.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (7.96%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (7.96%) Amazon S3
6 31 (7.71%) Amazon EMR
6 31 (7.71%) Amazon Kinesis
6 31 (7.71%) Amazon SQS
6 31 (7.71%) AWS Lambda
6 31 (7.71%) Serverless
7 19 (4.73%) SaaS
8 14 (3.48%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (3.48%) IaaS
9 8 (1.99%) IBM Cloud
9 8 (1.99%) PaaS
10 4 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.75%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.50%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 67 (16.67%) DNS
1 67 (16.67%) Firewall
2 60 (14.93%) Network Security
3 54 (13.43%) DHCP
4 50 (12.44%) WAN
5 46 (11.44%) TCP/IP
6 30 (7.46%) LAN
7 28 (6.97%) SAN
8 25 (6.22%) VPN
9 23 (5.72%) VoIP
10 20 (4.98%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (4.98%) Wireless
11 18 (4.48%) NAS
12 17 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (4.23%) MPLS
13 16 (3.98%) Internet
14 15 (3.73%) Remote Desktop
15 14 (3.48%) VLAN
16 13 (3.23%) Cisco PIX
16 13 (3.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.44%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.46%) RDBMS
2 34 (8.46%) Relational Database
3 32 (7.96%) Amazon RDS
4 31 (7.71%) Amazon Redshift
4 31 (7.71%) Cosmos DB
5 8 (1.99%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 4 (1.00%) Power BI
9 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.75%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.50%) Big Data
11 2 (0.50%) HDInsight
11 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.50%) JIRA
1 2 (0.50%) Redmine
2 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (3.98%) Retail
2 14 (3.48%) Legal
3 11 (2.74%) Finance
4 9 (2.24%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.00%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.75%) Law
6 3 (0.75%) Marketing
7 2 (0.50%) Advertising
7 2 (0.50%) Billing
8 1 (0.25%) Banking
8 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (12.94%) Architect
2 46 (11.44%) Analyst
3 44 (10.95%) IT Support
3 44 (10.95%) Support Engineer
4 38 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (9.45%) Solutions Architect
5 35 (8.71%) Cloud Architect
6 32 (7.96%) IT Engineer
6 32 (7.96%) Lead Architect
7 31 (7.71%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 28 (6.97%) Support Analyst
9 27 (6.72%) Administrator
10 26 (6.47%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 26 (6.47%) Lead Solutions Architect
11 21 (5.22%) IT Manager
11 21 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
11 21 (5.22%) Windows Engineer
12 20 (4.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 20 (4.98%) Technical Leader
13 19 (4.73%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.21%) Web Services
2 22 (5.47%) .NET
2 22 (5.47%) ASP.NET
2 22 (5.47%) ASP.NET Web API
3 20 (4.98%) OAuth
3 20 (4.98%) SAML
4 7 (1.74%) LDAP
5 5 (1.24%) HTML
6 2 (0.50%) REST
6 2 (0.50%) SOAP
6 2 (0.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (7.46%) Data Centre
3 25 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
4 23 (5.72%) CESG
5 18 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (3.73%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.99%) Clustering
8 8 (1.99%) PKI
9 7 (1.74%) BYOD
9 7 (1.74%) User Experience
10 6 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.49%) NHS
10 6 (1.49%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.75%) CCTV
12 3 (0.75%) Wiki
13 2 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
13 2 (0.50%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.50%) Replication
14 1 (0.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 242 (60.20%) Windows
2 132 (32.84%) Windows Server
3 85 (21.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 77 (19.15%) Windows 10
5 73 (18.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 37 (9.20%) Linux
8 32 (7.96%) Windows 8
9 20 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (4.48%) Unix
11 7 (1.74%) Android
11 7 (1.74%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.24%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.00%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.75%) AIX
14 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.25%) Debian
15 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (39.05%) ITIL
2 84 (20.90%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (12.69%) Project Management
4 49 (12.19%) Presales
5 47 (11.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 44 (10.95%) Computer Science
7 43 (10.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 35 (8.71%) Thought Leadership
8 35 (8.71%) Vendor Relationship Management
9 34 (8.46%) Mentoring
10 31 (7.71%) Enterprise Architecture
10 31 (7.71%) Identity Access Management
10 31 (7.71%) PRINCE2
11 30 (7.46%) Incident Management
11 30 (7.46%) Technical Leadership
12 28 (6.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (6.72%) ITIL V3
14 25 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
14 25 (6.22%) Problem Management
15 23 (5.72%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 67 (16.67%) SQL
2 24 (5.97%) Python
3 22 (5.47%) Java
3 22 (5.47%) PL/SQL
3 22 (5.47%) Scala
3 22 (5.47%) Shell Script
4 20 (4.98%) PowerShell
5 8 (1.99%) VBScript
6 7 (1.74%) C
7 3 (0.75%) VB
8 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.50%) VBA
9 1 (0.25%) Korn
Qualifications
1 402 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 149 (37.06%) MCSA
3 87 (21.64%) Degree
4 68 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (14.43%) CCNA
6 55 (13.68%) MCITP
7 48 (11.94%) Security Cleared
7 48 (11.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 47 (11.69%) MCP
9 35 (8.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (7.21%) CCNP
11 23 (5.72%) Citrix Certification
12 20 (4.98%) SC Cleared
13 18 (4.48%) CCA
14 17 (4.23%) A+ Certification
15 15 (3.73%) VCP6
16 14 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (3.23%) MCTS
18 12 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 11 (2.74%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (8.96%) SLA
2 30 (7.46%) GDPR
3 16 (3.98%) Data Quality
4 13 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.50%) COBIT
7 2 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.25%) PMO
8 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 250 (62.19%) Active Directory
2 92 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (12.44%) Hyper-V
4 40 (9.95%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (7.46%) vSphere
6 9 (2.24%) XenServer
7 8 (1.99%) XenApp
8 7 (1.74%) Firmware
8 7 (1.74%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.49%) NFS
9 6 (1.49%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.75%) vCloud
10 3 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.50%) Docker
11 2 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.50%) HDFS
11 2 (0.50%) Samba
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 51 (12.69%) SCCM
2 12 (2.99%) vRealize
3 9 (2.24%) SCOM
4 8 (1.99%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (1.99%) vCenter Server
5 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.49%) SCSM
5 6 (1.49%) XenMobile
6 5 (1.24%) Ansible
6 5 (1.24%) WSUS
7 4 (1.00%) Puppet
7 4 (1.00%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.75%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.75%) Nagios
8 3 (0.75%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.50%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.50%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 295 (73.38%) Microsoft
2 158 (39.30%) VMware
3 85 (21.14%) Cisco
4 49 (12.19%) Citrix
5 44 (10.95%) HP
6 28 (6.97%) SolarWinds
7 26 (6.47%) Dell
8 16 (3.98%) EMC
9 15 (3.73%) Veeam
10 12 (2.99%) IBM
11 11 (2.74%) Intel
11 11 (2.74%) NetApp
12 10 (2.49%) Apple
13 7 (1.74%) Ivanti
13 7 (1.74%) Polycom
14 6 (1.49%) Aruba
14 6 (1.49%) Juniper
14 6 (1.49%) ServiceNow
15 5 (1.24%) CyberArk
15 5 (1.24%) Sophos